Network Engineer

  • Company:
    BAE Systems
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Job Description

Apply your talent where it counts as a  Network Engineer  working within our Network Engineering Team based at Edinburgh, South Australia.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We’re continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can’t be done from home and in those cases, we’re operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We’re finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Network & Storage Lead the Network Engineer will be responsible for assisting in aspects of design, implementation and day to day management for the efficient operation, and continuous reliability of restricted and unrestricted Local Area Networks (LAN) as well as Wide Area Network (WAN) environments.

In terms of specific responsibilities, you will:

  • Participate in technical discussions on Network Design and architecture for sustainment and project activities.
  • Liaise within the team, between project teams, internal customers and stakeholders as required.
  • Develop and implement Network changes, including creating or updating engineering documentation, drawings and associated artefacts as required.
  • Comply with engineering processes and procedures imposed by the relevant management plans.
  • Participate in discussions on technical investigations, engineering plans, process improvements, Network guidelines and Network roadmaps.
  • Assist in the pro-active monitoring and maintenance of all existing network infrastructure, including the monitoring of Telco provided infrastructure to ensure compliance to Service Level Agreement’s
  • Be prepared and willing to provide flexible information systems support (including some out of hours support) and development service within a team environment.
  • Identify and address legacy and obsolete equipment and services as required.
  • Manage and participate in fault detection, performance monitoring, general systems management and timely resolution of systems issues. 
  • About you

    As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you’ll have:

  • The ability to provide guidance on networking issues to colleagues, internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Confident oral and written communicator able to build effective relationships with business representatives, customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships (across teams) and work with minimal supervision to resolve conflicts.
  • Demonstrated systems analysis, critical thinking and problem solving Skills.
  • Current up to date knowledge of network systems, network management systems, and application monitoring systems.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP and related protocols.
  • An understanding of networking equipment and associated peripherals, from vendors such as HP, IBM, Cisco, 3Com, Checkpoint.
  • An Information, Communication and Technology Degree (ICT), Engineering related degree or relevant vendor certifications.
  • A willingness to provide out of hours support as required coupled with a can do attitude.
  • A strong team focus and exceptional customer service ability.
  • A willingness to undertake other ICT tasks as directed by the Lead.
  • As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

    Don’t meet every criteria listed above? Don’t worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

    About us

    BAE Systems’ advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains. 

    In terms of our culture, it’s safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.


    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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    Applications should be addressed to:  Simeon Whitelake, Talent Acquisition Specialist – Engineering  and made online here.

    Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:

    We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: 

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